Learn archery with us

JOAD, or Junior Olympic Archery Development, is a program for children ages 8 and up as well as adults.  We meet on Saturdays from 9-11am at the Golden Gate Park archery range.  Returning students take group lessons from our staff of USA Archery certified coaches.

Beginning or first time lessons are offered some weekends and include equipment.  You must register and reserve a spot for a first time lesson and you must be on time.  “Walk ins” are not allowed.   

Instruction is provided using the USA Archery National Teaching System (or B.E.S.T).   All of our archery coaches are USA Archery Certified as instructors and we also have a Certified Level 4 (Regional) Coach on staff.

More information on beginner lessons can be found on our homepage (see the “How do I join if I’m a new archer?” heading).

Participants will need to sign a few legal documents as well. If you wish to view and print the legal documents, they are available here. Minors must have a liability release signed by their parent or legal guardian.


  1. Tony on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Will there be more first time lessons added at the end of October or does the program suspend for the fall and winter? Everything is sold out through October 13th and I am wondering if it is worth it to wait till more classes are added or if that won’t be till next year.

    • dchan on September 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      New lessons have been added. We will try to keep the lead time at 8 weeks. We don’t suspend for the winter however rain will cancel a session.

  2. :3 on January 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Request: Please start lessons later in the morning!!! >.< like at 10 or 11!

  3. Chong on May 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    My 12YO son really wants to learn archery. Is there any beginner class coming up? or summer camp? Please let me know

  4. chong on May 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hi, Actually I would like to learn as well as my 12 YO son. Please let me know when we can start taking lessons as we would love to start ASAP.

    • David Chan on June 2, 2013 at 9:38 am

      June lessons have been added. See our home page for details.
      July will be added this week.

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